I expected Like a Flower in Bloomto be just like many similar titles in the "Christian Fiction" genre. Honestly, I read books in this genre to give my brain a break, as an easy way to decompress and read something that I know will be uplifting and easy to read. This book surprised me.
Like a Flower in Bloomtells the story about a young woman, Charlotte, who ghost writes her father's botanical books as he grieves the loss of his wife. With the urging of his brother, Charlotte's father decrees that it is time for her to find a husband and be sent out into proper "society." She has no desire to be sent in such a manner, including wearing the proper dresses, acting coy and flitting from person to person. Her frank reactions to each situation are very honest, with the author writing words we have all thought in our heads. This situation gets even more interesting when another botanist joins the household as Charlotte's assistant.
I enjoyed the witty dialogue in this book, but even more than that, the detailed botany information was fascinating and well-written. This is, indeed, an easy-read, but it is intelligent, descriptive and kept me engaged.
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